20 Feb 2013



These past two days my daughter has been under the weather. She still has runny nose and her chest sends out a nasty cough, but her temperature is back to normal again.

Monday night, when we got back home from a dinner with some friends, we put sleepy AOI straight to bed. Few hours later, while hubby and I were busy getting ready for a trip to Alberta (which was going to happen the follow day), our daughter’s coughing and tired cries rushed me upstairs.

She was sitting in her crib shivering. I picked her up and held her tight to my heart. I touched her warm cheeks to mine and in that moment I wanted the power to take away from her tiny toddler body the suffering caused by a fever. How can her tiny body suffer so much. But, as a mortal human, I was powerless in front of the suffering of my beloved daughter.

What I could and can do is to give her a good dose of mummy bear love. Give her the right amount of medication, hold her tight to my heart, wipe her teary eyes, kiss her rosy cheeks and whisper comforting words.

As I cuddled her, I couldn't help but think about my little niece who is no longer here on earth. The idea of losing someone over night is so fresh it goes to the mind at the thought, and I have to fight back the tears that want to weaken me.

I cancelled the trip to Alberta, hubby had to go alone. So, this week is just me and my precious daughter.

Last night I held her tight. Gave her latte, water – not juice – anytime she wanted something to drink. I am a bit tired but right now, after a restless night, my precious little girl is soundly asleep on the sofa. Her chest peacefully rising up and down and her nose noiselessly inhaling tell me she is not suffering too much.


I love you so much little AOI

My heart and prayers go to all the souls suffering...

have a great rest of the week


  1. Awww...so sorry she isn't feeling well. Praying for a speedy recovery!
    She is such a cutie though.

  2. aww, i am so sorry she isn't feeling well.

    sending positive thoughts and well wishes her way.

    hope she feels better asap :(

  3. aww.. poor thing! there's a nasty cough going around the kiddos over this way too. It's so hard being so powerless to take the pain away. Hope she feels better soon!

  4. oh no!! i know that it's probably harder on you than it is on her, mama... these kids are tough! hope she gets well soon.

  5. Aww what a sweetheart, she is just beautiful.I'm happy she's now recovering, thats one of the hardest parts of parenting, not being able to endure the pain and discomfort for them.

    Blessings! (oh and those photos are just awesome)

  6. Oh poverina!! Che carina che è... :)


  7. Aww, precious pictures of your little one! I'm glad that she is on her way to recovery. I sympathize with her being sick myself. I'm glad you are well enough to take care of her :)

  8. aww...poor baby! I completely understand the feelings of having a sick baby girl....I'd do anything to take it from her! Get well soon AOI!!

  9. Oh my. I remember my daughters and their illnesses. I would whisper in their ears, as they slept through their fevers, "Please get better soon. Please get better. Mommy loves you." Fevers always scared me.

  10. Poor thing. It's so hard not to see them act like themselves and be so miserable. Hope she's better soon.

  11. I hope the little one keeps getting better. I'm so glad the fever passed!

  12. Sorry to hear that she's not feeling well. I get worried any time my kiddies aren't feeling well too. We've been through so much and have had to make so many trips to the hospital that I dread them even just sneezing. Motherhood is no easy job. Hope that she continues to get well and we'll send up a special prayer for her.

  13. Poor AOI, I hope she feels better soon and he is back to her normal self in no time.

  14. Aww, get well soon AOI. Its so heart breaking to see little once struggle with illness.

  15. Hope ur girl feels better soon! I felt really sad and helpless when my boy was sick previously. U're a good mum for being by ur daughter's side.

    Take care :)

  16. Awww , hope she'll get better soon . This post just reflects a true mum , and so as for my Mum . She said Mums always want to take every trouble away from their offsprings . SO lovely :)x
    Noor @ Noor's Place

  17. I'm so sorry she's not well, hope she's on the mend!

  18. poor little kid...glad she is doing better. seriously she is a model in the making....look at that sleeping beauty!!


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